Recipe: High Protein Spaghetti & Lean Meat Sauce

Can spaghetti be a high protein dish? If cooked with certain ingredients, absolutely yes.
Can spaghetti be a high protein dish? If cooked with certain ingredients, absolutely yes.

Makes 6 servings


  • 1 lb. 96% lean ground bison, ostrich or grass fed beef.
  • 8 oz box multigrain or other (organic) whole grain spaghetti/angel hair pasta*
  • 8 oz. mushrooms eg shiitake or crimini, sliced.
  • 1/2 cup each chopped onion and bell pepper.
  • 28 oz. jar of organic pasta sauce.
  • 1 Tbsp. (organic) extra virgin olive oil or organic sweet cream butter.
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper.
  • 2-4 cloves fresh minced or roasted garlic.
  • 2-4 oz. shaved or grated (fresh) parmesan e.g. reggiano, optional.


  1. Brown ground meat in a large heavy pan over medium heat until cooked through.
  2. Add (mushrooms), onion and bell pepper now if using and sauté until onion is translucent before adding the pasta sauce and garlic; simmer covered over low heat 5-10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions then drain in a colander.
  4. Return pasta to pot and add olive oil or butter and coat noodles evenly to prevent sticking.
  5. Divide into equal portions and top with fresh basil and/or 1-2 Tbsp. parmesan if desired.
  6. Perfect with a small green salad or colorful side of veggies.

1 serving using ground ostrich and multigrain angel hair gives you: 361 cals/7g fat/30g pro/36g carbs/8g sugars/4g fiber.

Note: For delicious gluten free recipe use brown rice or quinoa pasta and for a low carb alternative substitute the pasta with spaghetti squash.

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